"The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots" welcomes the strong call to ban killer robots issued by United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres. On 11 November at the Paris Peace Forum marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the Secretary-General said, "Imagine the consequences of an autonomous system that could, by itself, target and attack human beings. I call upon States to ban these weapons, which are politically unacceptable and morally repugnant."
European Union states should heed a resolution adopted this month by an overwhelming majority of members of the European Parliament demanding the start of "international negotiations on a legally binding instrument prohibiting lethal autonomous weapons systems."
Global Advocates Foundation, University of Exeter, Freedom Now, Human Rights Watch, and Fair Trials International invite you to attend "Tajikistan 2018 - No Freedom Beyond This Point" at the 2018 OSCE ODIHR Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw, Poland. The side event will be devoted to the rapidly deteriorating human rights situation in Tajikistan and the lack of an adequate international response. The event will feature activists, academics, and politicians from Central Asia, Europe, and the U.S. The round table will discuss specific human rights violations perpetrated by Tajikistan in the context of representative political prisoners, as well as will address the international scale of Tajikistan's continued repression.
Global Advocates Foundation joined the "Campaign to Stop Killer Robots", a global coalition of 86 international, regional, and national non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in 49 countries that is working to preemptively ban fully autonomous weapons. The Foundation is the first Poland registered NGO to join the campaign.
Tajik Activist At Imminent Risk of Deportation from Germany
Muhamad Sidiq Faizrahmonov, a Tajik activist and brother of Mahmudjon Faizrahmonov (the Spokesman and a member of the opposition and moderate Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT), and its Supreme Council), faces deportation from Germany, where he has sought asylum.
Tajikistan: Allow 10-Year-Old to Reunite with Mother
Authorities Block Activists’ Relatives from Leaving the Country
(Berlin) – Tajik security services forced an activist’s 10-year-old daughter, elderly mother, and brother off an airplane at Tajikistan on August 4, 2018, seven human rights groups said today. They were on their way to Europe to reunite with the activist.
Global Advocates Foundation joined The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU), a coalition of over 200 public interest groups and trade unions concerned with the increasing influence exerted by corporate lobbyists on the political agenda in Europe, the resulting loss of democracy in EU decision-making and the postponement, weakening, or blockage even, of urgently needed progress on social, environmental and consumer-protection reforms.
European Parliament's Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) publication of April 2018: "Targeted sanctions against individuals on grounds of grave human rights violations - impact, trends and prospects at EU level".